CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult aim to continue solid performance against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings – Defending champions Mumbai Indians are all set to take on arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the IPL 2021 phase 2 here at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan and premier pace bowler Trent Boult are confident of a solid performance against MS Dhoni’s CSK. The duo were star performers when MI took on CSK in IPL 2020 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
“Boult and Ishan reflect on their performances in the clash vs CSK at Sharjah last year #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #IPL2021 #KhelTakaTak @ishankishan51 @MXTakaTak MI TV,” Mumbai Indians wrote in the caption of Ishan and Boult’s video.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 18, 2021
“Vividly remember, I vividly remember, I suppose getting a couple of wickets in the powerplay. The umpire in the first over somehow denied me the wicket. But Polly was the captain and he took the review. And I got the wicket. Bumrah was coming in from the other end, very nice as well,” Trent Boult said.
Schedule / Teams / Live / IPL 2021 Points Table / Orange Cap / Purple Cap
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) / Rajasthan Royals (RR) / Punjab Kings (PBKS) / Delhi Capitals (DC) / Mumbai Indians (MI) / Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) / Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) / Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
“When I got to know that I’ll be opening because Rohit Bhai was injured. So I was happy. Also at the same time and I was nervous. It was pressure for me somewhere. The coach was Happy everyone was happy for me as they knew I’m gonna perform. My parents always think that when Imran Tahir comes to bowl I get out because I got out 2-3 times as I went for six. I talked with my seniors and they suggested that I should play Imran as an off-spinner,” Ishan Kishan said in the video.
Defending champions are currently at 4th place with 4 victories and 3 defeats in 7 matches. Despite a shaky start at the beginning, MI bounced back in the latter half of IPL Phase 1 in India. The Rohit Sharma-led side, who has won the IPL title record 5 times will have to start Phase 2 with a bang and any slip up could cost them dearly. MI has to face, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Delhi Capitals (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Punjab Kings (PBKS).
IPL 2021 Points Table
|2||Chennai Super Kings||7||5||2||1.263||10|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||-0.171||10|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||-0.494||4|
|19-09-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Dubai||7:30 PM|
|23-09-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Abu Dhabi||7:30 PM|
|26-09-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Dubai||7:30 PM|
|28-09-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings||Abu Dhabi||7:30 PM|
|02-10-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||Sharjah||3:30 PM|
|05-10-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||Sharjah||7:30 PM|
|08-10-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Abu Dhabi||7:30 PM|
MI’s updated squad
Rohit Sharma (c), Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh.